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Waterloo Contract Engine's (Not Waterloo Boy's)


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Old 05-19-2013, 10:38:21 PM
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I want the people getting into the Hobby to be aware of what there buying! I usually see 2 or 3 so Called Waterloo Boy's sell every year on the internet that are not Waterloo Boy engine's. You can remove a Contract Tag & replace it with a Waterloo Boy Tag but the governor isn't nearly as easy. It's easy to paint an engine red and put Waterloo Boy on the Hopper. a Waterloo Boy engine will usually bring more money than a contract engine. Neither engine in the photo's are Waterloo Boy engines. I own the Green engine myself,it's a early Contract engine. If you see governor weight's out in the flywheel it's not a Waterloo Boy. Also if you see a Reproduction Waterloo Boy Tag look closely.
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Default Re: Waterloo Contract Engine's (Not Waterloo Boy's)

What diferance in price between a Waterloo Boy and a contract engine?
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Default Re: Waterloo Contract Engine's (Not Waterloo Boy's)

Anywhere from a few hundred on a smaller engine to much more on a larger engine (Waterloo Boy's),some contracts like Eaton's bring the least amount of money.But there there just a nice of contract engine as any of them

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Default Re: Waterloo Contract Engine's (Not Waterloo Boy's)

So what is the green one? It looks like a pretty nice older engine. Ever seen any real evidence of a Maynard? I did find a nice 4hp cam gear on Ebay.
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Default Re: Waterloo Contract Engine's (Not Waterloo Boy's)

Bill I remember you found the cam gear and I'm glad you did. I'm not sure on Maynard engine's? The green engine has (The Waterloo Gasoline engine Co.) on the tag.I've got a 1908 Waterloo engine with the same tag.
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The Maynard engines 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 HP that I have seen were made by Nelson Bros. Ron
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It's good to know that if you want an engine built by Waterloo at a cheaper price to look for a contract engine.
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I have a 3hp that is tagged as a Waterloo Boy but the hopper has a top that is held in place with 4 screws. Is that significant? I think I dated it to 1915 by s/n maybe its because it is a later engine and they changed the hopper? The hopper is the same basic shape just made in two pieces.
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Yes it probably is a waterloo boy engine ,if it's a square hopper. A 1915 would have a two piece held in place with four screws.does it have a flyball governor?
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Yes it has a fly ball gov. So the difference in the hopper is an age thing, good to know.
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Yes,,I have a 4 hp waterloo boy engine like yours,1915 as well,the green engine would be the end of that style water hopper.
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